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Halloween in Mobile

October 27, 2017

"Fall in love with Mobile this Halloween! Don't miss out on haunted tours, costume contests and more this year. Treat yourself Mobile!" -- Mayor Stimpson

Mobile, Ala.-- For the final few days leading up to Halloween, the City of Mobile, museums, businesses and other organizations are hosting events across the City to celebrate the spooky holiday.

What: Thriller Night of Lights
Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music.
When: Every night in October, 7-10 pm
Where: Hank Aaron Stadium

What: Haunted Fort Notorious Beginnings
Haunted Fort brings together an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages, and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. Haunted Fort will reveal the lesser-known side of our city's beginnings as actors depict the spirits of Mobile's founding fathers and others whose dark legacies lurk in the shadows of the historic fort and beyond
When: Every Night in October, Tours at 6,7,8, and 9 pm
Where: Fort of Colonial Mobile

What: Haunted Ducks
For centuries Mobile has been home to pirates, vagabonds, miscreants, soldiers, and ladies of the night. While their bodies may be gone their souls remain. Embark on a spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River as you search along our haunted city streets for these forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife.
When: October 19-21, October 25-31, Tours begin at 6,7,8, and 9 pm
Where: Fort of Colonial Mobile

What: Market in the Park
Come shop for your fall favorites including Halloween treats, jams and jellies, pumpkins and produce and more!
When: October 28, 7:30 am to noon
Where: Cathedral Square

What: Galactic Halloween 2017
You can purchase tickets for the New Orleans jam band Galactic at
When: October 27, 9 pm
Where: Soul Kitchen

What: Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run
The USA Children's & Women's Hospital is hosting its 5th Annual Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run. Enjoy a Fall evening at USA's Moulton Tower with fun pre- and post-race activities, food and entertainment. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Nancy Calhoun at 251-415-8730 or email Admission is $15 and up.
When: October 27, 6 pm
Where: USA Moulton Tower

What: The Conclusion of Edgar Allen Poe
Playhouse-in-the-Park presents a thrilling and sometimes humorous, production based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, prolific author of tales of mystery and the macabre. Adaptations to be presented at the Playhouse include four of his most famous tales: "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Casque of Amontillado," "Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether," and a story of the medieval plague, "King Pest." This performance is suitable for ages 12 and up.
When: October 27-28, 7:30 pm
Where: Playhouse in the Park

Family friendly activities and demos will be inspired by the unexplained while exploring the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Enjoy Spooky Jell-O Worms, see ghosts flying into the air, or encounter a creepy chemical chameleon. Don't forget to dress up in your Halloween finery, because prizes will be awarded to during the 12:30 Costume Contest. Be sure not to miss the annual exploding pumpkin in the courtyard during one of the Exploreum's most loved annual events.
When: October 28, 10 am - 2pm
Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum

What: GulfQuest Halloween Fest
There will be a wide range of activities for adults and children alike including pumpkin carving (BYOP) on the patio overlooking the Mobile River! The Galley will be serving lunch and Halloween Brews. If you arrive in costume, see the exhibits for only $10.00. You can also learn about some Mobile Myths and legends and checkout the Savage Ancient Seas!
When: October 28, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: GulfQuest, 155 S Water St

What: Halloween Healthcare Hauntings
Come celebrate Halloween weekend at one of Mobile's oldest and spookiest homes, the Vincent Doan Walsh House, home of the Mobile Medical Museum since 2003. Halloween Healthcare Hauntings is a fun-filled, family-oriented and educational event to raise funds for the museum's exhibits and programs. Special guests include the "ghosts" of George Washington, Henri de Tonti, Emily Bronte, Marie Curie, and other famous people from history who will tell us how they died of once common causes such as yellow fever, tuberculosis, and bloodletting. Other activities will include museum tours, yard games, haunted train rides, and a Halloween costume contest. Halloween candy and light refreshments will be provided.
When: October 28, 1 PM - 4 PM
Where: Mobile Medical Museum

What: Dog River Ghost Chase 5K & Goblin Gallop
Join the Dog River Clearwater Revival at the 8th Annual Ghost Chase 5K and mile Goblin Gallop. All racers are encouraged to dress in their best costume! There will be a mysterious ghost running around too. Enjoy a post-race party, drawings and a ton of family fun!
When: October 28, 5 pm
Where: The River Shack

What: Mobile Mystery Dinners: The Masquerade Murder
Come as you are or dress to scare! Doors open in the Moonlight Ballroom at 6:30 with a cash bar. Ticket price includes valet parking, buffet dinner and wine with dinner. This is an adult show, 21 and older. Call 251-338-5403 to make a reservation.
When: October 28, 7 PM- 10 PM
Where: Battle House Hotel

What: Mobile Witches Ride
Benefitting the local nonprofit Delta Dogs, this event invites you to wear your best, most fabulous witches or warlocks' costume and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle - yeah decorate that, too!) for a fun, slow paced 3-mile ride around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square. The ride will end with a fabulous block party with music, libations, and food from local food trucks and our party hosts, The Blind Mule. Your ticket includes access to the street party, an event t-shirt and one free beer. Food and additional beverages will be for sale through the onsite vendors. Prizes for best dressed Witch and Warlock will be happening, too!
When: October 29
Check-in: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Witches Line-up: 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Witches Ride: 5:00pm
Black Hat Block Party: 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Blind Mule

What: IL Nobili Sud
The Noble South is doing a Culinary Costume this year to celebrate Halloween. Come watch as The Noble South becomes IL Nobili Sud, an Italian farm-to-table restaurant. The menu will include handmade pasta, Italian classics reimagined, and wine and cocktails just for the event. Call now to make your reservations 251.690.6824.
When: October 30 & 31
Where: The Noble South

What: Victorian Mourning Living History Tours
This event includes a Mourning Tour of the Historic Oakleigh House and an exhibition of 19th century mourning goods, including hair jewelry and mourning veils. Please call (251) 432-1281.
When: October 30 & 31 starting at 7:00pm
Where: Oakleigh House Museum

What: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Audience participation is encouraged and all props and costumes are allowed EXCEPT food. The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror will sell $5 bags containing all of the allowed props in the lobby before each show, but you may bring your own.
Friday, October 27 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31 - 9:00 PM
Where: Crescent Theater

Don't see your event on this list? Email Laura Byrne at to be added.